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    Tuesday, 29 September 2020

    Klopp praises 'top guy' Diogo Jota after home debut goal

    Jota scored his Liverpool Premier League debut goal against Arsenal on Monday night at Anfield

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    After the game Jurgen Klopp revealed that he has been chasing the former Wolves star for several years.

    Jota wasted little time before firing his first finish as the Reds took down Arsenal 3-1 to remain perfect through the first three games of the Premier League season.

    The Portuguese star generated a number of chances in his brief time on the pitch before scoring.

    "I'm really pleased for Diogo Jota. Top, top guy," Klopp told the BBC.

    "It's so difficult to improve a team like ours. He's been on my list for two or three years, he's here now."


    It was Jota's second game for the Reds on Monday night after debuting against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup days earlier without scoring.

    But, having now scored his first Liverpool goal in his first Premier League game for the club, the Portuguese has admitted he is delighted to get one out of the way early and insists he wants to score many more on his time at Anfield.

    "It is an amazing feeling, I just wish it could be with a full stadium but I am happy to seal the win for the team and get the result,"  told Sky Sports.

    "In football sometimes you score, sometimes you miss and you have to believe you are going to score and fortunately I did.

    "[Jurgen Klopp] told me to keep pressing like we were doing and be happy with the ball and do what I used to do: play good football and press without the ball.

    "I will do my job in training every day, hard work and do my best on match day.

    "The first one is always the hardest one, to keep on going is the is the most important thing. I have one, I want more.

    "We are pretty much in the beginning, three games in and we want to keep going and get three points in the next game."

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